RMCCS Blog: Project Progress Updates
Open House at Tripple-O Slabbing
The core from the Craig well recovered during February 2012 will be shown to the Press on Thursday August 16, 2012 at the Tripple-O Slabbing facility in Denver Colorado from 1 to 2 PM.
2830 West 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
Logging operations began March 2. The first run in the well was the Resistivity, Density Porosity, Neutron Porosity, Gamma Ray and Caliper. The second descent was with magnetic resonance, elemental capture spectroscopy and natural gamma spectroscopy. The next trip in the hole was with the Rotary Sidewall Coring Tool and we were successful in obtaining 92 out of a possible 100 cores. After being able to secure a formation micro-imaging (FMI) tool out of Ft. Morgan, Colorado and after a six hour delay, we were able to make the final logging run with the formation micro-imager and acoustic logging tool.
Last updated: March 2, 2012 @ 8:00am MST
Due to unforseen complications, the RMCCS project has decided to terminate drilling operations. The final formation to be reached is the Moenkopi and we will not be drilling further into the section (we will not drill into the Weber Sandstone)
A full suite of logging tools will be run in the drill hole to measure characteristics such as density, porosity, lithology as well as visual features. Please visit this site regularily for further updates and logging results.
An Open House was held at the Trapper Mine office in Craig, CO on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM MST. A site tour was offered between 3:00 and 4:00.
Nineteen (19) people signed the “TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WELL SITE VISIT” document and participated in the site tour.
During the bus journey to the rig site Wayne Rowe (Schlumberger Carbon Services) spoke to the attendees about the rig and what they would see and Vince Matthews (Colorado Geological Survey) talked about the regional geology. All passengers on the bus had been given a hard hat and safety glasses, which everyone wore when the bus stopped for passengers to disembark and view the rig from within the designated “safe area”.
Photo is © by Schlumberger Carbon Services and Patterson
People were greeted at the door when they entered and directed towards the information displays and refreshments in the adjoining room. Large poster boards containing project information encircled the room. Project partner personnel were available to talk with. A continuous spooling picture presentation containing an animation about how a well is drilled played on a screen at the front of the room.
Information packages containing all of the project information on the poster boards as well as two photographs of the rig and the site were given to the attendees as they left.
Approximately thirty-five (35) people in total attended the Open House (including the 19 from the site tour).
Open House Date Picked
An open house will be held in Craig Colorado to kick off the RMCCS project. The date is set to Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Trapper Mine. An optional bus tour of the well site will occur at 3:00 PM, with an information session and food to follow. For more information click here.
Drilling Date Announced
A tentative drilling date has been announced for the Craig Colorado carbon dioxide sequestration project of January 13, 2012.